Friday, 6 February 2015

Fossils from heart of Amazon provide evidence that South American monkeys came from Africa

Date:
February 4, 2015

Source:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Summary:
The early evolutionary history of monkeys in South America is cloaked in mystery. Long thought to have journeyed from Africa, evidence for this hypothesis was difficult to support without fossil data. A new discovery now unveils a key chapter of their evolutionary saga. The discovery of three new extinct monkeys from eastern Peru hints strongly that South American monkeys have an African ancestry.


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